Tessa Peak, 7, of Ashburn, a second-grader at Belmont Station Elementary School, was chosen first runner-up in the National American Miss Virginia Pageant, Princess Division, and will compete in the national pageant at Disneyland this month.
Three seniors from Fauquier High School in Warrenton have been selected from more than 800 students across Virginia for the 122-student Virginia Music Educators Association Honors Choir. Taylor Stanton, Soprano 2, was ranked second in the state for her voice part; Breanna Detwiler, Alto 2, ranked 10th in the state; and Davone Tines, Bass 2, ranked second in the state. The honors choir will perform at the annual VMEA In-Service Conference in Norfolk on Nov. 20. The concert is the closing event of the music conference.
Tony Ruffo, an eighth-grader at Marshall Middle School, has been chosen for the American Choral Directors' Association National Junior High School Honor Choir. He will perform with students from across the country at the association's convention in Los Angeles in February.
The Loudoun Human Services Network presented its annual awards recently to:
* Nancy Sutton, executive director, Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers (outstanding individual, non-governmental).
* Windy Hill Foundation (outstanding human services organization, non-governmental).
* Dinah Ditton, supervisor of adult protective services, Loudoun County social services department (outstanding government employee).
* Young Adults Project, Loudoun County social services department (outstanding government human services agency).
Lerner Corp. received this year's corporate award for donating space over the years to the Loudoun Community Holiday Coalition.
-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD